Apple TV 4K (Photos)

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by EvanC, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. EvanC macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2015
    I have a question regarding the current Apple TV (ATV 3).

    I understand that the ATV3 cannot display 4K videos due to its processing power, but I cannot find any information regarding displaying high resolution photos from an Apple TV to a 4K television.

    Is an ATV 3 capable of displaying high resolution photos @ 3840 x 2160 to a 4K television, or will it downscale the images to 1080p (1920 x 1080)?

    Additional Info:
    We use our ATV 3 to display a screensaver slideshow of a collection of photographs, all of which are very high resolution (5xxx X 4xxx). We also use the Airplay feature to display our cast our iPads or Macbooks to the television. The iPads/Macbook Airplay does not need to be in 4K, but will the screensaver slideshow be in 4K?
  2. cardsdoc macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2007
    Shaker Hts, OH
    Maximum output from ATV3 is 1920 x 1080. Source material doesn't matter.
  3. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Seconded. The AppleTV can only send a signal out at a maximum of 1920x1080. No amount of software updating can change that. A 4K TV would have to "upsample" the image just as it would any other 1080p input.
  4. EvanC thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2015

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